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Mary J.C. Hendrix Receives Australian Society for Medical Research Medal

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September 14, 2004

Mary J.C. Hendrix, professor of pediatrics and president and scientific director of the Children’s Memorial Research Center (formerly known as the Children's Memorial Institute for Education and Research), has received the Australian Society for Medical Research Medal.

The award recognizes extraordinary advocacy for biomedical research and outstanding scientific accomplishments in cancer biology.

Hendrix joined the Northwestern faculty last spring from the University of Iowa where she was head of the department of anatomy and cell biology at the Carver College of Medicine; associate director of basic research and deputy director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center; and the Kate Daum Endowed Research Professor.

A member of the executive committee of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Hendrix is the past president of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, the largest coalition of biomedical research societies in the country.

Prior to joining the University of Iowa, she was a professor of cell biology and anatomy at the University of Arizona at Tucson where she also served as a member of the University of Arizona Comprehensive Cancer Center and Heart Center; adjunct professor of pathology at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine; and director of the Pediatric Research Institute (Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital) and IMMUNO-US Endowed Professor in Pediatric Research at the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center.

Hendrix has testified before Congressional committees on human embryonic stem cell research and the budgets of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.

She is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Association of Anatomists, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Association for Cancer Research, Metastasis Research Society, International Lymphatic Society, and Society for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology.